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  • Col. Dennis Woodfork Juneteenth Speech

    Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen, fellow airmen and guardians. Today I’d like to start out by telling you a story… In the 1930s there was once a boy named Henry who lived with his family in Talulla, Louisiana. One morning, Henry woke up to find his father gone. Henry was the oldest of 6 children which was important because his mom, Katie, didn’t have an education or any chance of getting a well-paying job where they lived in Tallulah due to racial and gender barriers. So without a Father in the house, Henry soon realized that he had to step up and bring in money to help his family survive as the oldest child. He dropped out of school after the 6th grade and started working at the same mill as his father did before his disappearance. He later found out that his father, Henry, Sr., was run out of town by a lynch mob who was set on hanging him for not minding his place as a negro in the community.
  • Thule Air Base Hosts Operation NOBLE DEFENDER

    THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command participated in Operation NOBLE DEFENDER at Thule Air Base, Greenland, March 14 to 17, 2022.NORAD and USNORTHCOM are Canadian and the American bi-national military commands charged with three missions in the defense of North America:
  • Security Forces highlights firearm guidelines for Peterson SFB

    The 21st Security Forces Squadron has noticed a trend involving personal firearms during random vehicle inspections at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.
  • A Call for Action: leveraging emotional intelligence to build a successful US Space Force

    Many superheroes have been created over the years that exemplify what it means to go above and beyond the call of duty. In his role as a fan favorite hero, Captain America, Chris Evans said “The strength of this country isn’t in buildings of brick and steel. It’s in the hearts of those who have sworn to fight for its freedom!”Superheroes serve
  • Consider Donating to the Air Force Assistance Fund

    The Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) consists of 4 charities: Air Force Aid Society, General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation, the Air Force Village and the Air Force Enlisted Village. These charities assist Airmen, Guardians and their family members with emergency assistance, educational scholarships, base/community programs, in-home care for surviving spouses of our retirees and providing a home to those surviving spouses who otherwise could not afford housing.
  • Dental IMR – Understanding Dental Classes

    Have you ever been confused about what your dental technician and the dentist are saying during your appointment? When they say things like caries, periodontics or when they talk about your dental class. Well, I am going to help you understand the meaning behind a dental class.
  • $15 Minimum wage increase for federal agencies

    On January 21, 2022, federal agencies were instructed to raise the minimum wage to $15 for their workers, per the executive order signed by President Joe Biden, and memo from the Office of Personnel Management. The purpose of the increase is to ensure fair wages for workers across the United States and its territories arising from an economic
  • Winter driving safety

    Colorado’s winter weather can be unpredictable, making it difficult to estimate driving conditions. It is important that Airmen and Guardians stay prepared for all road conditions and understand proper winter driving safety.
  • The importance of progression to the Space Force

    Motocross legend Carey Hart was the first person to ever attempt a backflip on a 250 cubic centimeter motorcycle during a freestyle competition at the summer Gravity Games in Providence, Rhode Island. His execution wasn't perfect, and he didn’t completely land the trick, but he had forever changed the sport of Freestyle Motocross (FMX).
  • National Fruit and Vegetable Month

    Often times when the month of September rolls around, people begin to think about the beginning of school, the beginning of fall, pumpkin lattes, apple orchards and corn mazes. Additionally, September represents National Fruit and Vegetable month. It is commonly known that we should try to fill half of our plates with fruits and vegetables, but it is less commonly known why.

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